Furthur Live at Oakdale Theater on 2011-03-08
01 Miss Half Step
02 Easy Wind
04 Oh Darling
05 Ruben and Cerise
06 Dark Hollow
07 Money for Gasoline
08 Foolish Heart
01 Hard to Handle >
02 SmokeStack Lightning >
03 Spoonful >
04 He's Gone >
06 Scarlet >
07 Fire on the Mountain
08 Day Between >
09 Eyes of the World >
10 Sugar Magnolia
11 Donor rap
12 Johnny B Goode
March 8th, 2011
Section 205, row EE,
ROC, 7ft high, Din(a)
(chatty crowd with an aisle seat and low pro stand equals crowd noise)
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Subject: First show since Jerry died......
Subject: They love the Oakdale
I agree with the consensus for the start of set two, although I thought the Hard to Handle was really good.I like the transition into He's Gone Lovelight was an odd placement and never reached it over flowing energy.
Now what took this set over the top.Scarlet was one of the best and the jam into Fire was excellent, the best I have seen them do. The Days Between was the also best I have seen this band play, it was simply stunning. Bob was subdued and the band just blew me away...wow with power and emotional intensity and then to jam out of it? Easily one of the best transitions I have heard this band play and to jam into Eyes is as good as it gets.
This version is show stopper with everyone in the zone, Joe was amazing this night, they deliver a beautiful and majestic reading.
The ending Sugar Magnolia and SSDD smoked and was played with a faster tempo that I prefer.
With curfew looming a rockin' JBG was the perfect choice to send us into the cold winter night.
This was the'strongest finish I have seen this band do yet, and I have seen them like a dozen times, well up until's Phil's birthday party.
Last but not least the vibe in the Oakdale is totally loose and they let us dance and roam freely so you can't beat that.
After to listening to this show I just wanted to throw my 2 cents in. One of the things that some people haven't come to grips with that is part of the Dead experiance, is show quality. It is not treason to tell the truth about the music in a particular show. And even when a show is just a show, or worse-it is still better to have been at that show and enjoyed what you could than to have not been there. I have had many, many just a shows-but I keep coming back for more, hoping I will get one like the show 4 days before this one. In the mean time I will gladly accept shows of this caliber in hopes of a killer show (which this current incarnation of the dead has been delivering more and more). I only read a couple of truthful, honest reviews of this show. When the music is less than stellar it is OK to point that out. Because if you can only say "Oh the Boys where spot on tonight, Killer show" every night than when they actually do produce a great show your opinion means jack squat. I love Furthur and all the other incarnations of the Grateful Dead family I have experienced. Dont forget Micky and Bill rock the fuck out with The Rhythm Devils.
Never had such a good time, in my life before...
Subject: money for gas...and hmmm...
As far as this show, at some parts it seems it lacks energy, but this is the 4th show in a row and i can see how the boys must be getting tired, but there are some pretty bitchin moments all thru. Ode to PigPen maybe they had heavy hears.
I am really impressed by Phils vox!! I think he took some lessons while they were off cuz man he sounds amazing especially "eyes of the world" which i thought was always out of his range a bit and therefore a nightmare, but not this one, PERFECTION!!!!
Recording is great! Clear, crisp, however you wanna say it this is pretty darn good. I love hearing every note Phil plays and not just 'murkiness' and distortion...nice job!
Subject: Kick Ass
Subject: Great Fun!
Subject: Hey you standing in front of the taper's section
Great set list, great recording, great band.
Subject: Pig Pen !!!
Subject: They're getting close....
Subject: Give 'em a break.
Thank you, from the woods of rainy Oregon for these awesome hometown recordings. ;)
Subject: Pigpen Tribute
I was hoping for a complete Terrapin, but did not get it. This was the sixth time I've seen this particular band and I thought this was the weakest show, which really goes toward how good of a band they have become.
Look forward to Radio City, would have preferred Nokia but did not get a ticket.
I think Pigpen, Jerry, Keith, Brent and even Vince are all smiling knowing the music and spirit are alive and well.
Subject: Good show
Sound was awesome and band was tight. I was mixed about the show. The second set was the saving grace of this show.
Subject: Some truth
I must say that I thought the show after the Scarlet was first rate. Gorgeous Fire, biting windup on Days, and even though I was at the Garden for that amazing Eyes in November, JK's lead at Wallingford gave me chills---really exciting. Slamming Sugar Mag (which they don't always do these days). Just that segment of the show really blissed me out.
Subject: The Romans conquer the Oakdale!
I was so excited for a fun opener to the second set,(hey it's Mardi Gras, Aiko perhaps? Hey Pocky Way?) but was instead weighed down with the first 5 songs. The set started with a jive-ass, half-tempo Hard to Handle, and if that wasn't enough to kill the feeling from the first set, a flaccid Smokestack Lightning, perennial filler material Spoonful, He's Gone (which to be fair, would have been much better if it was surrounded by different songs) and a completely neutered Lovelight round out the disappointment. What's the opposite of the phrase "raw power"? This version of Lovelight. The first 45 minutes was the musical version of the Romans salting the fields of their enemies. Nothing could grow in the second set after that. Fire on the Mountain tried, and there were moments, provided by Phil in particular, where it looked promising, but nothing that an 18 minute Days Between won't cure.
Holy shit, where did that Eyes come from? Jeff Chimenti is awesome! Buoyed by hope, and like a partner in an abusive relationship, I hold out hope that things have changed this evening. Perhaps they will close out strong and make me forget the first half of the set or maybe instead, they'll bring the most bedraggled pony out of the barn and beat on it for a while. Which, of course, they do. Sugar Magnolia. Guh.
And if that were not enough: Johnny B. Goode
If you were excited to hear that song, I just beg of you to explain your reasoning that I may have a chance at understanding.
Subject: nice quick posting
Subject: Pigpen R.I.P.
Subject: Scarlet, the boys are on Fire!
Subject: Sound A++
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